Sample Saturday – an alcoholic, friends, and a boy

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. No idea why I have any of these.

The Good House by Ann Leary

Summary: How do you prove you’re not an alcoholic? Hildy Good, middle-aged and divorced, is taken aback when her adult children stage ‘an intervention’.

I’m thinking: No.

Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush

Summary: When Douglas, the ringleader of a clique of self-styled wits of ‘superior sensibility’ dies suddenly, his four remaining friends are summoned to his estate to memorialize his life.

I’m thinking: No.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Summary: Kiran Sharma: lover of music, dance, and all things sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, spiritual seeker. A boy who doesn’t quite understand his lot – until he realizes he’s a god.

I’m thinking: Yes.

 

3 responses

  1. I’ve had the Leary on my TBR because it is set in New England and it got pretty good reviews, including one in the New York Times. Her husband is a minor actor from Massachusetts who is very involved in supporting firefighters.

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